Amadeus Increases `Paper Free` Ticketing Options

, a global distribution system
(GDS) and technology provider, is further extending its electronic-ticketing
(e-ticketing) capabilities by adding Virgin Atlantic Airlines and Singapore Airlines to it`s list of e-ticketing carriers in the UK. 

Caption: Peter Cacioppo, Director of Sales for Amadeus

Currently piloting e-ticketing for Virgin Atlantic
with a range of agents,
it is expected that from early September, Amadeus users in the UK will be
able to issue e-tickets for Virgin Atlantic flights. Singapore

e-ticketing is also scheduled for implementation following a short pilot
phase in September.

This is obviously good news for the travel industry with key benefits of
electronic tickets including:

-  Lower administration costs for travel agents

- Electronic ticketing is the cheapest and easiest way to issue
tickets saving travel   agents both time and money

-  The elimination of problems arising from lost, stolen or damaged tickets

-  A more environmentally friendly solution to document production

Commenting on the development, Peter Cacioppo, Director of Sales for Amadeus
UK says:  “As e-tickets become more popular, it is important that travel
agents are able to offer their customers this option.  By continually
expanding our range of e-ticketing carriers, Amadeus is enabling agents to
meet and exceed the demands of 21st century travellers. E-ticketing reduces
agency administration costs and helps the environment by reducing paper

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